Holi is just around the corner and  is the time of celebration and relishing tasty food. This year the festival of colours would be celebrated on 2nd March 2018 and Holika Dahan on 1st March, 2018.Its best time for Get together,party and  family time .Celebrate this colorful Holi with  tasty and simple Holi special recipes .Here We compilled some easy-to-pick and eat items that you'd want to prepare during Holi.

Collection of 15 Holi Special Recipes

So Celebrate this Holi along with some delicious ,easy, lip-smacking, tried-and-tested recipes . 


Click on the Names of recipes to take you to the recipe page. 
  
1) Dahi Bhalla / Dahi Vada



Dahi vada or dahi bhalle are fondly enjoyed by many on Holi. So prepare  your favourite street snack at home and  serve dahi vada or dahi bhalla chilled as snack or starter. Slurp!!!Here's a recipe of  guilt free dahi vada with zero oil to treat your palates.Try this dahi bhalle recipe also .


2) Chaat




There's no chance you can miss on adding chaat to your table; from gol gappas to Ragada Pattis, Aloo Tikki , Bhel puri ,Samosa Chaat , Aloo Tikki Chola Chaat and sev puri .These are must for celebrating any festivals .


3) Palak / Spinach  Pakoda


 
These fired fritters made using palak ,chilies, ginger and oil is your perfect Holi food and is definitely easy to make . 

Try Out these Pakoda Recipes also Gobi Pakoda ,Mixed Vegetable Pakoda , Potato Fritters / Aloo Pakoda, Onion Pakodas ,Mirchi Pakoda
 
4) Thandai 



Holi without festive favourite thandai is not Possible.
Thandai offers instant energy and cools the body.

5)Matar Ki Kheer / Grean Peas Kheer



Matar ki Kheer is unique but delicious, rich ,creamy kheer recipe made from fresh green peas / Matar.It is healthy kheer to satisfy your sweet buds.

6) Puran Poli 



Puran Poli is a traditional sweet served on auspicious occasions in Gujarati, Maharashtra and South Indian houses

7) Kaju Khoya Besan Ladoo



Khoya Besan ladoo is a very easy sweet to make and is popular throughout India, especially at festivals and celebrations.

8) Almond Milk ( Badam Milk)



It is Delicately flavored with cardamom, and nuts .This chilled, cooling drink don't just make it tasty, but also nutritious too.

9) Poori Bhaji /Aloo Puri



Poori Bhaji is a very famous dish that can be found on almost all festive occasions.It is the popular Indian meal served with spicy potato vegetable.

10) Gujiya



 
Gujiya and Holi are synonymous to each other.This is one of the famous dishes that are the deep fried  stuffed with dairy products and dry fruits.There are many Varations in making Gujiyas.

11)Phirni



The sweet rice pudding is a common yet a very tasty dish which is cooked on the occasion of festivals or any special occasions.

12) Coconut Burfis



There are various ways you can make coconut Burfi. It can be made by adding condensed milk, jaggery ,sugar or khoya to grated coconut.Try out  this recipe this holi.

13) Palak Puri /Spinach Puri



This Puris are made with fresh Spinach leaves and whole wheat flour and served with potato masala or pickle and any Chutney.It can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner or can be made specially for guests or for any festivals.

14) Semiya Kesari



Semiya Kesari is a very easy kesari recipe made with vermicelli .It is quick  and  easy to make  and tastes delicious.Its perfect to make on festive occasions.

15)Namak paras


 
Namak Paras are such a crispy and crunchy snacks suits incredibly for any festive occasion. These delicious snacks make Holi celebrations more special.

 
Wish You all a Very Happy and Colorful Holi !!!



 


Khoya Besan ladoo is a very easy sweet to make and is popular throughout India, especially at festivals and celebrations. It tastes so yummy and delicious.Hope you will give this a try this holi and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Yields :25
Level Of Cooking : Moderate
Type : Sweets and Desserts


Source :-This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.



Ingredients :-


   25 - Kaju / Cashew nuts coarsely chopped or crushed
   2 cups -  Khoya/mawa grated
   2 cups - Gram flour (besan)
   1 cup - Ghee (melted)
   2 cups - Powdered sugar
   1 teaspoon - Green cardamom powder
   Cashews to garnish



Method:- 

1) Grind Sugar into a fine powder and set aside.

2) Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai. Roast besan for 5 mins on low flame . Keep stirring till the flour becomes golden brown and ghee separates.

3) Add grated khoya or mawa and stir well for 3 mins till the khoya blends well with the gram flour.

4) Add cardamom powder and crushed cashewnuts mix well.

5) Switch off the stove.

6) Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Let it cool a little and then add the powdered sugar and mix well.

7) Using lightly greased hands, Shape into small rounds or ur desired shapes when still little bit warm.

8) Garnish with Cashews or Kismiss

9) Let the Ladoos cool completely and store in an airtight container.

10) These laddoos should be consumed fast since they have khoya in them and will not keep for too long.

11) Better to store them in the refrigerator.

Note : If it's difficult to make Ladoos, you can add some melted ghee, if needed.

Wish You all a Very Happy and Colorful Holi !!!



Nutella and banana is an awesome combo.This is one kind of milkshake that comes handy when the kids say that they want something yummy and chocolaty to drink. Nutella Banana milkshake is super yummy and makes you feel full. Its a keeper recipe.This milkshake would make a great dessert or snack for refreshing you ...

Preparation Time - 5 min
Serves - 1 person
Recipe -Beverages / Drinks


Ingredients

Banana - 1
Nutella - 3 tbsp
Chilled Milk - 1 cup
Ice (optional)
vanilla Essence - 1 tsp (optional)

Method:-

    Peel and Chop the banana into bite size pieces.
    Add the chopped banana, milk, nutella ,ice and vanilla to  the blende.Blend well until smooth and creamy.
    Serve chilled in tall glass.

Enjoy this Banana Nutella Milkshake as a breakfast alternative or as midday snack.  

 
Tips:-

. You could use a variety of ingredients instead of or in addition to the milk. ie. soy milk, Almond Milk, ice cream, yogurt etc.
Use milk from the refrigerator and skip adding ice cubes.



Matar ki Kheer is unique but delicious, rich ,creamy kheer recipe made from fresh green peas / Matar.It is easy recipe prepeared with steamed or cooked or frozen peas.It is healthy kheer to satisfy your sweet buds too...
                     Whether it is a  festive Occasion or a Party ,the dessert counter would be incomplete without this unique Matar Ki Kheer or Green Peas Kheer. Try this Ugadi this Unique Matar ki Kheer.

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 21-25 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Recipe : Sweet and Desserts


Ingredients

Green Peas / Matar - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cup (for cooking)
Milk - 7-8 tablespoons of milk to add while grinding the boiled peas

Ingredients for matar kheer

Milk - 4 cups
Ghee - 3 tsps
Sugar - 3/4 cup or as required
Green cardamom powder - a pinch or 1/8 tsp
Saffron (kesar) a pinch (optional)
Pistachios sliced few for garnish (optional)
Raisins 2 tablespoons (optional)

Method:-

Green Peas / Matar
 1) First remove green peas from pods.
2) Rinse green peas with water .
3) Pressure cook green peas in a cooker with 1 1/2 cup water till 2-3 whistles .If you are using frozen peas it will take shorter time to cook.
4) Strain and allow the cooked peas to cool.
5) Keep aside a few green peas for garnish, grind the remaining green peas to a smooth puree in a mixer by adding 7-8 tablesppons of milk.


6) Heat ghee in a deep non stick pan,then lower the flame and add the green peas puree and saute for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
7) Remove from fire and keep it aside.
8) Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame for 5 minutes.


9) Add the green peas puree to the boiled milk. Mix well.
10)  Cook on a low flame stirring frequently for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until the milk is reduced to half.


11) Add sugar, green cardamom powder, raisins and sliced pistachio nuts. Add saffron strands .Mix well.
12) Cook for about 5 minutes on a low flame, stirring constantly.
For thicker consistency of the kheer ,you can cook for some more minutes.. For thin consistency of kheer ,cook for less time.
13) Switch off the flame.
14) Once kheer cools it will thicken. When kheer comes to room temperature then refrigerate.


15) Serve chilled or warm.
16) While serving garnish with remaining green peas , pistachios,raisins or saffron strands.

Tips:-

1) Kheer will last for 2 days in fridge.



Capsicum is the versatile vegetable which is available throughout the year.They are available  in different colors such as yellow, red, green, and orange.Capsicum are a great combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture.Capsicum has nutrients like vitamins A, B6,C and K, carotenoids and dietary fiber which makes them immensely beneficial for the overall good health. Capsicum can be used to prepare curries,sambar, capsicum rice,capsicum chutney,capsicum raita etc.

                   This Capsicum Peanut dry curry is very easy to make and delicious to eat.  I like the crunchiness of capsicum and taste being enhanced by nutty peanut powder. Try this out.

Ingredients:-

3 cups Capsicum (cubed)
1 medium sized Onion
3 tbsp Peanuts coarse powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Salt ( to taste)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
4 teaspoons Oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
A pinch Hing /Asafoetida

Method:-

1) Take a pan and dry roast peanuts in it till light brown .Cool it then grind it into a coarse powder.


2) Wash the capsicum and chop them into small cubes. Discard the seeds.
3) Finley chop the onions.



4) In a non stick pan add oil and then add the mustard seeds and  cumin seeds. When they splutter then add hing and then add the finely chopped onions and cubed capsicum .


5) Add Turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
6) Let this cook on medium low flame covered for few minutes. There is no need to add water. Stir in between frequently so that it doesn't get burned.
7) Ensure that capsicum gets cooked but still remains crunchy.


8) Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder ,crushed peanut powder and mix well.
Saute for 2 minutes then switch off the stove.
Serve hot with Chapatis ,Phulkas ,roti , Rice and dal.

Tip:-

Tricolor capsicum can be used to make this curry more colorful. 

                     On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, Hindu devotees  observe Shivratri Vrat or Upvaas or fast...Devotees observe a strict fast on  Mahashivaratri. They do not consume anything other than the diet formulated especially for the occasion.Some devotees observe nirahar vrat( meaning not eating food and  drinking even beverages like tea, milk or even water).
                    While some people who can't keep nirahar vrat eat a diet which is without anything made with rice, pulses or wheat. The devotees may eat fruits and drink tea, milk or coffee during the fast, if they have not observed nirahar vrat (fasting without the consumption of any form of food).

                        Those who fast, diligently follow the set rules as to what can be eaten and what should not be eaten. The food taken during mid-day consists of non-cereal preparations made without using onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder,rai etc. Instead ingredients such as cumin seeds, rock salt and chillies are used.  The sweets can be of milk without the use of lentils .  No meal is taken during the night. After a night long worship of the Lingam, the fast is broken the next morning.

Sendha namak (rock salt) is used to prepare the food for the fast.

 33 Awesome  recipes for Maha Shivaratri  Festival. The collection includes Fasting or vrat snack recipes, desserts, healthy beverages and filling meal recipes. So, celebrate the festival of Maha Shivaratri and enjoy your day of fasting with our special recipes for Maha Shivaratri fasting.

Some families follow a very restricted diet and do not consume red chilli powder ,groundnut powder also .Please leave them out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Here are some recipes that are suitable for Maha Shivaratri celebrations and which you can prepare easily during the occasion.
 

Click on the names for detailed recipe.....



Vrat Ke Chawal Rajgira Poori Aloo Tikki
Coconut Burfi /Nariyal Burfi Sweet Potato Fries Dahiwale Aloo



Coconut Chutney Sukhi Arbi Vrat wale aloo / Potato Curry


Sweet Potato Halwa Thandai Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Halwa


Sabudana Khichadi Sabudana Vada Sabudana Thalipeeth


Kuttu Ki Puri Jeera Aloo Peanut Curd Chutney


Apple Halwa Guava Halwa / Peru Halwa Papaya Halwa


Sago /Sabudana Ladoo Sago Kheer / Sabudana Kheer Peanut Ladoo


Apple Banana Shake Badam Milk Apricot Almond Delight


Strawberry Lassi Strawberry Smoothie Orange  Sweet Lime Juice


Paneer Kheer Shrikhand Milky Fruit Salad


Fasting Rules may Vary from one family to another.So check before trying any Fasting Recipe from the Website.
Wish You all Happy and Prosperous Maha Shivaratri  !!!

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